Unique baubles to polaroid trees: Christmas decoration ideas to try

Decorations include baubles, garlands, and improvised ribbons and wrapping paper.

Liam Willett

Aspiring cat dad.

Published: 15 December 2022, 3:40 PM

‘Tis the season for decking the halls!

With Christmas just around the corner, many households would be looking to decorate their humble abodes with Christmas decorations to welcome guests to year-end parties with a more festive atmosphere.

Here are some decoration options, both do-it-yourself and store-bought to usher in the holidays:

1. IKEA’s Vinterfint collection

The VINTERFINT 2022 range from IKEA features an artificial Christmas tree, decorative ornaments and tableware.

The artificial Christmas tree is a needle-free option and ideal for those looking for an easy set up. The collection also features a set of two hanging ornaments to pair with the tree.


The VINTERFINT Christmas tree is priced at $169 while the hanging decorations are priced at $17.99 for two ornaments. PHOTO CREDIT: IKEA SINGAPORE


To decorate the table for Christmas dinner, tableware options include a heart-shaped VINTERFINT 2022 Napkin holder ($2.90) and VINTERFINT 2022 Scented candle in glass with scents from five winter spices including cloves, nutmeg and ginger ($2.90).


The designers of VINTERFINT 2022 turned to memories of childhood holidays, fairy tales, and snowy Scandinavian landscapes dotted with rustic red cottages for inspiration. PHOTO CREDIT: IKEA SINGAPORE


The range is Inspired by snowy Scandinavian landscapes, folkloric art-inspired prints and Christmas fairytale figures.

2. Decorating on a budget with Daiso’s Christmas range

For those with a tight budget, Daiso offers a wide selection of great value Christmas decorations. 

This includes a sparkling Christmas garland, perfect for dressing gates, railings and the Christmas tree. Hanging tree mascot ornaments are also available, as well as Christmas tree string lights.

Christmas trees don’t have to be expensive – a 150cm tall Christmas tree can be purchased for $16.91.


The Christmas garland and set of hanging tree ornaments are priced at $2.24, while the 60-light string light is priced at $6.21. PHOTO CREDIT: DAISO


Selections at Daiso also include baubles, lights and decorative ornaments.

3. Improvisation of unlikely items

If you have spare Christmas wrapping paper or polaroid pictures lying around the house, then great – you won’t need to spend a single cent with some DIY (do-it-yourself) decorations.

Christmas wrapping paper can be used as table runners, and polaroid pictures of the year’s memories can be hung on the tree as ornaments or pasted onto the wall to make a silhouette of a Christmas tree.




Other things that can be improvised include ribbons to make a forest of ribbon Christmas trees, Christmas cards as wall or table decorations and sewing old sweaters into Christmas stockings- the sky’s the limit in terms of creativity.

4. Upgrade the Christmas tree with unique Marks & Spencer Christmas tree ornaments

Marks and Spencer (M&S) offers interesting baubles to dress the Christmas tree with.

Designs include the Harry Potter Snitch and light-up triwizard bauble for fans of the Harry Potter series. Alternatively, there is also a set of baubles of the seven wonders of the world including Christ the Redeemer, Taj Mahal and Chichén Itzá.


The Harry Potter snitch bauble is priced at $19.90, the light-up treewizard bauble is priced at $29.90, and the set of seven wonders of the world baubles are priced at $59.90. PHOTO CREDIT: MARKS AND SPENCER


Other M&S decorations include the Santa hat and Percy Pig tree toppers for $22.90 each.

5. Buy decorations or make your own with craft materials at Spotlight

For those looking to make their own decorations instead, consider purchasing craft materials from Spotlight. A variety of craft materials including fabrics, buttons, ribbons and trims which can be used creatively to make unique Christmas decorations at home.

Those with packed schedules and can’t afford the time to create their own decorations, fret not. Spotlight also offers items like the Decorations Bouclair Neutral Wonderland Star Tree Topper and a multicoloured 16-pack of Jolly & Joy Striped Mini Baubles.


The bouclair neutral wonderland star tree topper is priced at $18 while the multicoloured 16-pack of Jolly & Joy Striped Mini Baubles is priced at $10.80.


If you are not sure how to turn your newly bought craft materials into Christmas decorations, there is a guide online for inspiration.

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